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Writing Alchemy Episode 27 Summary

In the eighth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes meet the crew of the Raptor as they defend their test shuttle from the renegade starship Sojourner.

Malena the intellectual scientist, Adre the hot-shot engineer, and Mariah the alien doctor are all officers from the Consortium starship the Raptor. These three surprisingly senior officers were all participating in a test flight of Z-crystals, a revolutionary new type of propulsion crystal, when their shuttle was intercepted by the rebel ship Sojourner. Join them for this improvised, tabletop adventure that was created with the Lasers & Feelings role-playing system!

Unfamiliar Heroes is a new podcast series where people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or diverse minds use tabletop role-playing games to together create stories that center disabled, sick, and mentally diverse characters. In its core values this project centers the experiences of people living at the intersections of oppression. Unfamiliar Heroes is part of the Writing Alchemy Podcast.

Game System: Lasers & Feelings
Storyteller: Jordan Green
Players: Fay Onyx, Meghan Dornbrock, Erin Hawley

This illustration depicts three characters, each from a different genre of story, and each with a disability. On the left is a black gnome archer riding in a chariot pulled by a large brown dog. The chariot has a chair in it so that they can sit instead of stand. In the middle is a Latina woman manipulating a tech device on her wrist as she begins to go invisible. She is wearing an air filtering mask of the type that people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sometimes wear. On the right is a white muscular superhero wearing a very gay, blue superhero outfit. He has lightning crackling between his two hands, which are shaped atypically. This beautiful work of art was created the amazing Rose Adare!

This illustration depicts three characters, each from a different genre of story, and each with a disability. On the left is a black gnome archer riding in a chariot pulled by a large brown dog. The chariot has a chair in it so that they can sit instead of stand. In the middle is a Latina woman manipulating a tech device on her wrist as she begins to go invisible. She is wearing an air filtering mask of the type that people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sometimes wear. On the right is a white muscular superhero wearing a very gay, blue superhero outfit. He has lightning crackling between his two hands, which are shaped atypically. This beautiful work of art was created the amazing Rose Adare!

 

Show Notes:

Game System
Lasers & Feelings: http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast
Unfamiliar Heroes: http://writingalchemy.net/podcast-2/unfamiliar-heroes/
Star Trek episode where Wharf’s spinal cord becomes damaged: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Ethics_(episode)

Meghan’s Links
One Shot Podcast Network: http://oneshotpodcast.com
Modifier (podcast): http://oneshotpodcast.com/category/podcasts/modifier/
Tales from Thedas (podcast): coming soon to the One Shot Network
Dragon Age Role-Playing Game: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Age_(tabletop_RPG)
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/meglish
Trill (Star Trek species): http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Trill
Geordi La Forge: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Geordi_La_Forge

Erin‘s Links
Blog: http://geekygimp.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekygimp
Idobi Radio show Geek Girl Riot: http://idobi.com/podcast-show/geek-girl-riot/
Mariah Carey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariah_Carey

Jordan‘s Links
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_jokuge
TNG is an abbreviation for Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek uniform colors: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_(2350s-2370s)
The Orville uniform colors: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/170851/what-do-the-orvilles-uniform-colours-indicate
Context for naming the planet “Tanagra” comes from the episode Darmok: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Darmok_(episode)

Music and Sound Credits
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Game theme: Burners by ✌ICUH8N✌ is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
The tractor beam sound effect was created from the following five sounds:
Initial tractor beam sound: BEAM01.aif by NoiseCollector | License: Attribution
Vibrating beam sound: MellowDrone.wav by JimPurbrick | License: Attribution
Thud: Sci-Fi Force Field Impact 15.wav by StormwaveAudio | License: Attribution
Rattling sounds: rattle, shake, vibrate by Darius Kedros | License: Attribution Noncommercial
Deeper rattling sounds: Rattling fridge.wav by Wesselorg | License: Attribution Noncommercial
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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